June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Naples-Immokalee-Marco workforce most diversified for the 3rd quarter

Bucking expectations, the Naples- Immokalee-Marco Island metropolitan statistical area maintained its ranking as the most diverse workforce in the state of Florida, according to a quarterly report issued by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Indus More...

Foundational skills training launched by Hodges University

The FutureMakers Coalition’s Persistence and Progress Regional Action Team announces the development of a pilot project to address foundational skills, or soft skills, that were identified by local employers as barriers to hiring from the local More...

Bay Pines VA committed to ending suicide among veterans

C OMMENTARY

On May 31, the VA Secretary David J. Shulkin delivered his first “State of the VA” address highlighting the activity and direction of the agency since his appointment in February. More...

Since 1871, Majolica is magic for collectors

ANTIQUES

It is impossible to miss Minton majolica in a room. It usually is shaped like animals, birds, flowers or just fantasies. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Setting the Summer Stage

Southwest Florida delightfully rich in off-season theater

EVERYONE KNOWS THINGS SLOW down in Southwest Florida once season ends.  More...

Singer prefers Fort Myers Beach and Naples over Nashville

Whether he’s guilty or not, when you listen to singer/songwriter Wendell Ray’s “The Crime,” you realize that someone stole somebody’s heart.  See for yourself. More...

Maybe I’ll leave FB and hit the ‘Gram #divacan’ttakethedramamama

THE DIVA DIARIES

There are times when I feel certain we’d be better off if Mark Zuckerburg had left Facebook to the youngsters.  More...

Wine is ...

We asked friends from the community to finish this sentence. “Wine is ...” We got some interesting replies.

“Wine is something I wish I could drink a lot of without gaining a pound.”  — April Florio, Fort Myers, actress   More...

Dolly’s Dream helps dogs shed bad reputations

For the last 15-plus years, the pitbull has had a strong hold on the “dangerous” breed label and it has shown in measures such as overzealous laws in cities banning the breed completely and breed restrictions in living facilities.  More...

Cypress Cove literacy program recognized with outstanding business partner award

Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida has received the Florida Literacy Coalition’s 2017 Outstanding Business Partner Award in recognition of its highly successful employee literacy program, Project Boomerang.  More...

Schwinn elected president of new JA board of directors

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces its incoming board of directors, elected to serve through 2018.  More...

Food bank calls on local community to ‘Care and Share’ for hungry seniors

The Harry Chapin Food Bank is launching the Care & Share: Senior Feeding Campaign, a $1.1 million program aimed at feeding more than 2,200 low-income seniors in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.  More...

There’s more to the Encore than even Buick is telling you

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Buick has done a great job of overcoming an image problem. Advertisements poke fun at its persona with people who don’t believe that attractive cars belong to the once-stodgy brand. More...

Business News

Tapping talent

YOU HAVE TO PAY, OFTEN A LOT, TO GO TO COLLEGE OR university. But now that can pay off from the get-go if you’re a student at Florida Gulf Coast University. And you have a good idea. More...

Fed’s plan to shed bonds should concern all investors

MONEY & INVESTING

When working on a fixed income derivatives desk, one of the most exciting days was Federal Reserve announcement day. More...

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank announces changes, opens branches

Kenneth Segura has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a customer service representative at its Gateway branch. More...

Real Estate News

Nearly 9 million borrowers have regained equity since 2011

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Stock Development features its best summer pricing for move-in ready homes across Southwest Florida

This weekend marks the beginning of summer and Stock Development is celebrating with special pricing for its move-in ready homes. More...

The Isles of Collier Preserve… where residents celebrate nature and active living

The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities is an award-winning master-planned community inspired by nature, informed by historic references to the classic southern coastal architecture of Old Naples, and designed to accommodate an a More...